The Catholic University of America

Alumni Relations

The Cardinal The Catholic University of America
august 2011 | Volume 6, Issue 8
Homecoming and reunions Weekend
Schedule of Events
The full schedule of events for Homecoming and Reunions Weekend will be included in the summer issue of CUA Magazine, which you should receive in early August. Can't wait till then? Click here for a preview of the weekend. Online registration will open on Aug. 1.

Reunions Facebook Groups
Have you connected with the Alumni Association on Facebook yet? Check out our profile and make sure to add us as your friend. Don't forget to join the Reunion group specifically for your class. These groups are a great, instantaneous way to reconnect with classmates and access all of the latest Homecoming and Reunions Weekend information!

Cardinal service commitment
Alumni! Catholic University is calling you to service.

We are celebrating our 125th anniversary by joining together to serve people who are disadvantaged, the Church, and our communities. By participating in this commitment to perform 125,000 hours of service, you will not only be making the world a better place, you also will be making a statement about what we mean when we say: We are The Catholic University of America!

Washington, D.C.-area alumni can join us at the Capital Area Food Bank on Aug. 20. Additional alumni service opportunities are being planned throughout the country. Have an idea for one? Let us know at For more information on service opportunities and to report your hours, visit

E-mail Forwarding Feature discontinued

For the past few years, CUA's online alumni community,, has provided alumni the option of having e-mail forwarding capabilities. This feature will be discontinued as of Sept. 1, 2011. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail the office at or call 800-288-ALUM.

Summer Baseball Outings for California alums

Join fellow alums for two great games. The first game will be Saturday, Aug. 20, at PETCO Park as the San Diego Padres take on the Florida Marlins. The second game will be on Sept. 10 as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take on the New York Yankees at Angels Stadium. Don't miss these fun summer gatherings. To register, click San Diego Padres or Los Angeles Angels.

Explore the Emerald Isle with cua!

Join CUA alumni and friends on our annual excursion to Ireland, Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 2011.

  • Tours include the Strokestown Park House and Museum of the Famine, Knock Shrine, Achill Island, and the Guinness Storehouse.
  • Included meals: four full breakfasts, four dinners
  • Experienced, delightful tour guides provided by CIE Tours International.
  • Fantastic accommodations at the Kilronian Castle Hotel in Ballyfarnon, the Hotel Westport in Westport, and the Burlington Hotel in Dublin.
  • Travel with a congenial group of fellow alums.
All of this for only $750, plus airfare and departure taxes. A complete itinerary will be uploaded soon. For more information, contact Sarah Richards Burton at 202-319-5301.

new Graduate Program in Health
iNformaTion Technology

Beginning in fall 2010, CUA began offering a Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Health Information Technology (MSIT-HIT) to prepare working adults for leadership in this growing field. The degree is offered by the School of Library and Information Science, as a result of a partnership with the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies and the School of Nursing. For more information, visit

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CUA Vineyard Vines Ties

The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to offer Vineyard Vines ties, which come in three unique colors: light yellow, light blue, and light green. Each tie has the CUA crest on it. Ties are $65 each, which includes tax and shipping. For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608 or order at

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Alumni Spotlight

Mary Shvodian, B.A. 1982,
is currently working as a
controller for Media All Stars,
a commercial fundraiser for
high school sports teams.
We were able to catch up
with her and ask her about
her CUA student and alumna
Full Story...
Incoming Freshmen
Send-off Parties
A huge thank you to the
following alumni for hosting
get-togethers for our
incoming freshmen and
their families.

7/17 Maryland

Rev. Frank Donio, S.A.C.
B.A. 1989, M.A. 1993
Patricia Lloyd

7/19 New York, N.Y.
The Alexander Family

7/21 New Orleans, La.
Lynne Dardis
B.A. 2002

7/24 Southern California
Joseph Flynn
B.A. 1987

7/26 Boston, Mass.
Vince O'Neill
B.A. 1993

7/26 South Jersey/Delaware
Nicole Kipp
B.S.N. 1994

7/28 Philadelphia, Pa.
Brendan and Maureen O'Reilly
B.A. 1987, B.A. 1987

7/31 Northern Virginia/D.C.
John and Terry Lavoie
B.A. 1987, B.A. 1987

Class Notes

Laura McCloskey
Laura and her husband Daniel welcomed th...

James Hynes
James T. ("Casey") Hynes, AB, ...

Anita Summers
Anita Miller Summers, NCSSS '82, is happ...

Matthew Nix
Lilly Frances Nix born 1/18/2011, 9lbs. ...

Matthew Nix
Elliana Maranatha Nix Born 3/28/09, comi...

Steven McDevitt
Steven McDevitt, B.A. 1989, recently sta...

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